Category Archives: P7M-Blog

P5 Fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital (Sick Kids)

P5 are still collecting toys for our toy sale on the 4th of April. Please bring them in by Monday and put them outside P5.

We are still looking for some of the following (please make sure they are clean and good quality);

stuffed toys, books, gameboards, barbies or action figures, outdoor toys, lego, baby toys, loom bands, cars, cards, fancy dress clothes, role play items, DVDs (U), Shopkins… the list is endless.

Thank you to those who have brought things in so far.

The prices will be either 50p, £1, £1.50… with the most expensive thing being £3.

From P5H and P5HW

P5 fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (Sick Kids)


In P5 we are going to be doing a toy sale to raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital (Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity). It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.

If you have one or two toys that you would like to donate can you please bring them in next week and by Monday 1st of April at the latest.

Please don’t bring in toys that you want to keep, you can bring in toys that you don’t play with any more or that have been sitting in your cupboard. It might be a good time to have a spring clean!

Please put any toys you bring in on the table in the P5 library.

Some examples of toys we would like are


Action figures or Barbies

Soft toys


Baby toys so you can buy them for younger brother and sisters

Board games

Loom bands



Can you please make sure the toys are clean and good quality.


P5H and P5HW

P4 Food Bank Charity Collection

Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for the Edinburgh Food Project, who support families who are struggling to provide food for their families. We are looking for donations from the whole school to support this amazing charity. We require all donations to be in school by Friday 29th March.

 Here is a list of the products that are currently required by the food bank:

Urgently Needed: Instant coffee (jars), cold meat (tins), fruit juice (long-life), tea bags (packs of 40s), tinned fish, sugar

Low On Stock: Rice (500g bags), tinned fruit, toilet roll, tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, tinned rice pudding, pasta sauces (jars), tinned custard, tinned tomatoes, jam.

We can also donate hygiene items such as: deodorant, shampoo, shaving foam & toilet roll.

 ****Please do not send fresh items as refrigeration is not available.****

Please send your donations to school with your child and ask them to pass them on to Primary Four.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks is advance,

P4 Team


Homework Grid WW2

Your child should have brought home a new home learning grid on Monday. There is also one attached to this post.

This will last for 4 weeks. Each Monday your child should bring in their jotter/any creations they have made/photos and show their class teacher.

We look forward to seeing more wonderful Home learning!


P7 team

P7 Homework Grid WW2 2

P7M Weekly Blog 1.3.19


  • We have been learning how to use our research notes to write evacuee letters, putting ourselves in the shoes of an evacuee during WWII.
  • We used skimming and scanning skills to answer questions about Alan Turing and breaking the Enigma code.


  • we have been learning to show our working out in the Distance, Speed and Time assessment.
  • We learned how to use Morse Code to send secret messages.
  • We used our multiplication and division skills to problem solve fraction questions.

Health & Wellbeing:

  • We discussed how to fit more physical activity into our day, even small amounts.
  • We decided to support our Buddies in P2M to teach them playground games which will help them play co-operatively.

Social Studies:

  • We planned the design and construction of our Anderson Shelter based on real life jobs such as
    • Architects
    • Exterior/Interior Designers
    • Painters
    • Resource Managers
    • Risk Assessors
    • Construction Team

We are so proud of our Primary 7 representatives at the Rotary Quiz on coming 2nd place, just being pipped at the post by 2 points.

Next week, we are looking forward to teaching P2M playground games and buddy reading with our Buddies on World Book Day on Thursday.

Have a wonderful weekend!


SSPCA Charity Day!

Primary One have organised a charity day THIS FRIDAY to support the SSPCA.

Come to school dressed up as an animal on Friday 22nd February. Any donations are kindly received via Parent Pay.

Primary One hope to raise money to help lots of animals.

I wonder how many different animals we will spot in our school?!

Thank you for your support,

The P1 Team 🙂

P7M Weekkly Blog 25.1.19


This week in literacy we have been focusing on our comprehension skills which we have been developing by reading our class novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, and answering questions based on the text. At the start of the week we also studied the political life of Winston Churchill and learned that he led Britain to victory during World War II. In addition to our comprehension work, we also chose our new books literature circles.  We are reading: Blitzcat; Shadow Jumper; The Eagle in the Snow and War Horse as they are all World War II themed.



Our focus in Maths is on money. At the start of the week we were divided into co-operative learning groups where we all had crucial roles to carry out; we had to complete 5 different budgeting activities. We then created group posters to demonstrate our learning. Also this week, we have been learning about Exchanging Money and the Exchange Rate. We have learnt how to convert British money into foreign currencies and vice versa.


Other areas of the curriculum

In PE we have been focusing on our balance and control through gymnastics. To support this we created sequences on the floor and the equipment.

In Social Studies  our desire to learn so many more facts to do with World War II has continued to grow, and coincidentally there have also been two Newsround specials on the Holocaust and Anne Frank during which we listened attentively and took notes. We carried out personal research to learn who the main leaders were and what the key events were during WWII.  We created portraits of all the World War II leaders using the skill of line and shade with charcoal.  The results were amazing!

In Health and Wellbeing our main focus was our Listening and Talking skills where at the start of one lesson we played a game of WWII Whispers.  We also used our drama skills, in pairs, of going into role, to act out a route we took driving around a village. Our goal was to identify directions and landmarks using our listening and observation skills

Valuable information On Monday the 28th January we are having a whole Primary 7 year group memorabilia photo taken as well as individual photos for our Young Scot cards.

Have a great weekend

P7M x

P7 Children In Need Day Friday 16th November 2018

Well done to all the awesome Primary 7 children who organised and delivered a fun and inclusive Activity Day raising vital funds for Children In Need.  There were Free Activities where children could win a prize: Pin the Bandana on the Pudsey; Best Dressed Children per Stage.  There was also a Free Quiz: winners will be announced next week once the Primary 7s have had a chance to mark the answer sheets.

P7M planned a Guess Pudsey’s Birthday competition at 50p per guess.  We used a Random Date Generator to choose the date which was 30th November.  The winner was a girl in P5HW.  P7M presented her with her cuddly Pudsey backpack.

The Bake Sale organised by P7F was a massive sellout!  Not a crumb was left!  The Primary 7 children engaged with all the children and listened carefully to what their customers wanted and ensured they gave them the correct change.

P7R had queues out of the door for Face Painting.  The Artists did a superb job of turning their customers into tremendous Pudseys, Tigers, Cats, Lizards and Dragons!

Mrs Magill, Miss Fotheringham and Miss Robinson are incredibly proud of you all!

Have a wonderful weekend, have fun, be safe 🙂